Production of Advanced Nanomaterials from Biological Substrates

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$80,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
2005-33610-15526
Agency Tracking Number:
2005-00427
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
NexTech Materials, Ltd.
404 Enterprise Drive, Lewis Center, OH, 43035
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Christopher Holt
Research Scientist
(614) 842-6606
holt@nextechmaterials.com
Business Contact:
Christopher Holt
Research Scientist
(614) 842-6606
holt@nextechmaterials.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Current conventional methods of fabricating titania based ceramics have not resulted in superior materials performance. This project will utilize the nano-architecture of existing silica based micro-algae that have been chemically converted to demonstrated ceramic photo-catalyst materials while maintaining the intricate micro-algae shape and morphology to dramatically improve materials performance. After demonstrating the process for silica chemical conversion to value added ceramic materials, energy conversion devices with the novel bio-ceramic system as a component will be fabricated and tested against benchmark traditionally prepared nano-scale materials.

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